Flying Fairy Wins Piping Rock Oaks: Andes Takes Valuable Subscription Purse and Repentant is Harbor Hill Steeplechase Winner, Daily Racing Form, 1913-10-19


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FLYING FAIRY WINS PIPING ROCK OAKS. Andes Takes Valuable Subscription Purse and Repentant Is Harbor Hill Steeplechase Winner. New York, October 18. A crowd of about 5,000 persons attended the racing today at Pining Rock, notwithstanding the weather was threatening and cloudv. The attraction was the running of the second hart of the Piping Rock Subscription Purse, the Piping Rock Oaks and the Harbor Hill Steeplechase, for which many promising three-year-olds had been prepared. From a racing standpoint. It was an enjoyable days sport. Twenty-eight horses went to the post In the Subscription Purse. It was such an unwieldv field that seventy per-cent. of the contestants were put out of contention by crowding m going around the first turn. The race was won by Andes, a likely colt from the Jericho Stable, owned bv Allan Plukerton. Some Kid again ruled favorite. While Notter kept at him with hand and heel, he could not keep within striking distance of the pacemakers. ,, , , The Harbor nill Cup proved one of -the best jumping events seen this season, with the result In doubt up to the last few strides. Ballet was looked upon as the probable winner by the smart folk, though there was a strong tip on Repentant, and Sand Hog also had many followers. Rcpentants victory was due mostly to the pacemakers racing themselves into exhaustion in the first mile and a half. It was quite a struggle after the leaders had taken the last fence, four of them rising for the hurdle almost simultaneously. Repentant managed to scramble home in front. Flying Fairv had an easy time In winning the Fiping Rock Oaks from Cherokee Rose II.. her only opponent. Speculation was carried on according to the oral system, which is meeting with approval on the New York tracks.

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